Empowerment Committee

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The Empowerment Committee will guide the overall direction of the comprehensive plan, the KC Spirit Playbook. It will work with City staff to review important principles and concepts, community feedback, subcommittee work on specific topics, and to conduct technical analysis.

The Committee will also be a sounding board for draft recommendations and strategies to address issues across a variety of policy areas, and it will recommend a final draft plan to the City Plan Commission and City Council.

Another important role for Empowerment Committee members is to be a spokesperson for the comprehensive plan leading up to adoption and through implementation.

Possibly the most important role the Empowerment Committee is to keep the focus of the process on empowering neighborhoods and residents by ensuring the plan incorporates the values of Kansas Citians.

The Empowerment Committee is composed of residents, business owners, technical experts, neighborhood leaders, property owners, institution representatives, and others. The Committee represents a diverse array of Kansas Citians with a wide range of perspectives, interests, and priorities. The Committee is structured to balance these diverse viewpoints and empower neighborhood voices.

The Empowerment Committee is anticipated to meet on a monthly basis between March 2021 and the end of the comprehensive plan update process in mid-2022.



The Empowerment Committee will guide the overall direction of the comprehensive plan, the KC Spirit Playbook. It will work with City staff to review important principles and concepts, community feedback, subcommittee work on specific topics, and to conduct technical analysis.

The Committee will also be a sounding board for draft recommendations and strategies to address issues across a variety of policy areas, and it will recommend a final draft plan to the City Plan Commission and City Council.

Another important role for Empowerment Committee members is to be a spokesperson for the comprehensive plan leading up to adoption and through implementation.

Possibly the most important role the Empowerment Committee is to keep the focus of the process on empowering neighborhoods and residents by ensuring the plan incorporates the values of Kansas Citians.

The Empowerment Committee is composed of residents, business owners, technical experts, neighborhood leaders, property owners, institution representatives, and others. The Committee represents a diverse array of Kansas Citians with a wide range of perspectives, interests, and priorities. The Committee is structured to balance these diverse viewpoints and empower neighborhood voices.

The Empowerment Committee is anticipated to meet on a monthly basis between March 2021 and the end of the comprehensive plan update process in mid-2022.



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    • Do you feel there is an important factor or consideration missing from the recommendation? 
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    • Do you feel there are important factors or considerations missing from these recommendations?  
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    • Do you have any suggestions for how best to implement these recommendations?  


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    • Do you feel there are important factors or considerations missing from these recommendations?  
    • Are there any aspects of the recommendations that need clarification?  
    • Do you have any suggestions for how best to implement these recommendations?  
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    • Do you feel there are important factors or considerations missing from the recommendations? 
    • Are there aspects of the recommendations that need clarification? 
    • Do you have any suggestions for how best to implement these recommendations?

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    • Do you feel there are important factors or considerations missing from the recommendations? 
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    • Do you have any suggestions for how best to implement these recommendations?

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    • Do you feel there are important factors or considerations missing from the recommendations? 
    • Are there aspects of the recommendations that need clarification? 
    • Do you have any suggestions for how best to implement these recommendations?

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    • Do you feel there are important factors or considerations missing from the recommendations? 
    • Are there aspects of the recommendations that need clarification? 
    • Do you have any suggestions for how best to implement these recommendations?

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    • Do you feel there are important factors or considerations missing from the recommendations? 
    • Are there aspects of the recommendations that need clarification? 
    • Do you have any suggestions for how best to implement these recommendations?

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    • Do you feel there are important factors or considerations missing from the recommendations? 
    • Are there aspects of the recommendations that need clarification? 
    • Do you have any suggestions for how best to implement these recommendations?

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  • Please provide your feedback on each draft recommendation related to Urban Design. For each recommendation, please consider the following:

    1. What is missing from this recommendation? Does it adequately address the issue at hand? 
    2. What needs clarity? What additional info is needed from city staff so that you can fully understand the issue and understand how the recommendation would bring changes to the existing situation? 
    3. What are the equity concerns involved? Do you perceive any unintentional equity consideration deficits in the recommendation? What groups or considerations need to be taken into account in crafting this recommendation or addressing the related issues? 
    4. Do you have any suggestion for implementation? From your unique perspective, do you have thoughts on how this recommendation would affect your community? How can the city utilize this recommendation to best serve your community?


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  • Please provide your feedback on each draft recommendation related to Development Patterns. For each recommendation, please consider the following:

    1. What is missing from this recommendation? Does it adequately address the issue at hand? 
    2. What needs clarity? What additional info is needed from city staff so that you can fully understand the issue and understand how the recommendation would bring changes to the existing situation? 
    3. What are the equity concerns involved? Do you perceive any unintentional equity consideration deficits in the recommendation? What groups or considerations need to be taken into account in crafting this recommendation or addressing the related issues? 
    4. Do you have any suggestion for implementation? From your unique perspective, do you have thoughts on how this recommendation would affect your community? How can the city utilize this recommendation to best serve your community?

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  • Please provide your feedback on each draft recommendation related to the Public Realm. For each recommendation, please consider the following:

    1. What is missing from this recommendation? Does it adequately address the issue at hand? 
    2. What needs clarity? What additional info is needed from city staff so that you can fully understand the issue and understand how the recommendation would bring changes to the existing situation? 
    3. What are the equity concerns involved? Do you perceive any unintentional equity consideration deficits in the recommendation? What groups or considerations need to be taken into account in crafting this recommendation or addressing the related issues? 
    4. Do you have any suggestion for implementation? From your unique perspective, do you have thoughts on how this recommendation would affect your community? How can the city utilize this recommendation to best serve your community?



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  • Please provide your feedback on each draft recommendation related to Parks & Open Space. For each recommendation, please consider the following:

    1. What is missing from this recommendation? Does it adequately address the issue at hand? 
    2. What needs clarity? What additional info is needed from city staff so that you can fully understand the issue and understand how the recommendation would bring changes to the existing situation? 
    3. What are the equity concerns involved? Do you perceive any unintentional equity consideration deficits in the recommendation? What groups or considerations need to be taken into account in crafting this recommendation or addressing the related issues? 
    4. Do you have any suggestion for implementation? From your unique perspective, do you have thoughts on how this recommendation would affect your community? How can the city utilize this recommendation to best serve your community?

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  • Please provide your feedback on each draft recommendation related to Efficiency and Freight Systems. For each recommendation, please consider the following:

    1. What is missing from this recommendation? Does it adequately address the issue at hand? 
    2. What needs clarity? What additional info is needed from city staff so that you can fully understand the issue and understand how the recommendation would bring changes to the existing situation? 
    3. What are the equity concerns involved? Do you perceive any unintentional equity consideration deficits in the recommendation? What groups or considerations need to be taken into account in crafting this recommendation or addressing the related issues? 
    4. Do you have any suggestion for implementation? From your unique perspective, do you have thoughts on how this recommendation would affect your community? How can the city utilize this recommendation to best serve your community?

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  • Please provide your feedback on each draft recommendation related to Speed and Safety. For each recommendation, please consider the following:

    1. What is missing from this recommendation? Does it adequately address the issue at hand? 
    2. What needs clarity? What additional info is needed from city staff so that you can fully understand the issue and understand how the recommendation would bring changes to the existing situation? 
    3. What are the equity concerns involved? Do you perceive any unintentional equity consideration deficits in the recommendation? What groups or considerations need to be taken into account in crafting this recommendation or addressing the related issues? 
    4. Do you have any suggestion for implementation? From your unique perspective, do you have thoughts on how this recommendation would affect your community? How can the city utilize this recommendation to best serve your community?

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  • Please provide your feedback on each draft recommendation related to Transit, Bike, and Pedestrian issues. For each recommendation, please consider the following:

    1. What is missing from this recommendation? Does it adequately address the issue at hand? 
    2. What needs clarity? What additional info is needed from city staff so that you can fully understand the issue and understand how the recommendation would bring changes to the existing situation? 
    3. What are the equity concerns involved? Do you perceive any unintentional equity consideration deficits in the recommendation? What groups or considerations need to be taken into account in crafting this recommendation or addressing the related issues? 
    4. Do you have any suggestion for implementation? From your unique perspective, do you have thoughts on how this recommendation would affect your community? How can the city utilize this recommendation to best serve your community?




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  • Please provide your feedback on each draft recommendation related to Transparency and Implementation. For each recommendation, please consider the following:

    1. What is missing from this recommendation? Does it adequately address the issue at hand? 
    2. What needs clarity? What additional info is needed from city staff so that you can fully understand the issue and understand how the recommendation would bring changes to the existing situation? 
    3. What are the equity concerns involved? Do you perceive any unintentional equity consideration deficits in the recommendation? What groups or considerations need to be taken into account in crafting this recommendation or addressing the related issues? 
    4. Do you have any suggestion for implementation? From your unique perspective, do you have thoughts on how this recommendation would affect your community? How can the city utilize this recommendation to best serve your community?

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